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Author/Minister to Speak at GateWay Church March 14th

If you think you've finished your race in life, Chuck Stecker has another thought for you to consider.

The author and ordained minister contests those who think they have nothing else to offer in life. The nationally known speaker will offer his thoughts during his presentation entitled "If You Passed On Your Baton, Take It Back" on Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at GateWay Church, 1100 S. Sowell Ave., Visalia.

Stecker served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, including on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. He has also served as regional director for the national movement Promise Keepers, and in 2000, he founded "A Chosen Generation" to help churches and families create strategies for intergenerational ministry.

It is his conviction that too many, as they have moved through life, have handed off the "baton" of leadership to younger people, believing they have finished their race. He defies the notion that we have finished the "race." He offers a challenging and inspiring message to get back in the "race" and to finish well.

Stecker, who has written Men of Honor, Women of Virtue and If You Passed On Your Baton, Pick It Up, has been married to wife, Billie, for more than 40 years, and they have three children and four grandchildren.

Dessert and beverages will be served at the event, and tickets are $5. For more information, call the church office at (559) 732-4787.

Stecker will also be speaking that morning at the "Man Alive!" men's conference in Porterville. More information on that event is at


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